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I'm new to track bike riding. Would a 2004 Buell XB9s be a good choice to start out on the track. I have been riding for awhile and want to get the feel for the track. Anyone know any pros or cons on using this bike for the track.
 

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No experience but I've read and heard that they can be a handful to setup. A friend has tracked his and said it was a hoot once he did get a decent setup. He had raced a few years so he was familiar with what to be feeling and looking for.
 

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You might consider upgrading your suspension sooner so that your skills can develop. There's nothing worse than fighting a bike that feels like the tires are made of vinyl.
 

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I'm not a track guy but on the street Buell's are a joke. Any 600 ricer can run off and leave one. A 250-300 with a good rider will run neck and neck with a Buell. V-twins are down on horsepower and up on weight.
 

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I guess it depends... If you already have it, and that's your bike, go and ride it in the track. Buying one to turn it into a trackbike, nope.
 
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